The University at Buffalo School of Management has named Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker the 2018 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year, chosen through a vote by past honorees and the school alumni association's board of directors.
Dedecker is the president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, which oversees more than $485 million in charitable assets. The philanthropic organization links public, private, nonprofit and government contributors to improve the community.
In 2005, she became vice president of the program, responsible for developing the foundation's strategic framework. She has brought in more than $93 million during her tenure as CEO, which began in 2007.
Dedecker has served on the White House Council on Service and Civic Participation and was named co-chair of the U.S. Committee of the United Nations International Year of the Volunteer. She earned her master's degree in education at UB and holds a bachelor’s degree from Canisius College.